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White House

Picture source: Charlie Goodwin

The White House was situated at Lea Fishery, Hackney Marshes. This former pub was one of the few Clapton building which stood on the east side of the River Lea.  It was present by 1745 and was well-known by the beginning of the nineteenth century for it subscription fishery – at a time before the River Lea became polluted.  It was owned by the Beresford family pretty much throughout the nineteenth century, and until they sold up in 1897.  By 1911 it had developed a bad reputation and the renewal of the licence was refused following problems with late-night drinking.  In these latter days at least it sold the beers from the Benskin’s Brewery of Watford.  No new licensee could be found and the pub was demolished in 1913.

Source: Stephen Harris

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